Looking for my first hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FlockIt, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. FlockIt

    FlockIt New Egg

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    Hello everyone - I've already introduced myself but I havent been very active on the site much. So far, I have a coop, have a run, need some supplies for water/feed/etc.. but really I am stuck on where to get my birds. There are just so many options and coming from a background of adopting all of my dogs, the whole breeder aspect of chickens is new to me. Just screams out like a puppy-mill business (but for chickens of course).

    Was hoping some of you could help ease my mind to this or refer me to some reputable breeders or if theres someone local to me that's reading this, can point me in the right direction.

    I live in north county San Diego and dont mind driving a bit to get to a good place

    Thanks!
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC

    If you look through the Where am I - Where are You section of the Social Forum, there are several Cali threads. Check in there to meet some more local folks. Just like with every other animal there are good and bad breeders - getting to know other BYCers in your area may lead to some good birds.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Happy T-Day! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hope you find the birds you are looking for!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.
     
  6. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Glad you joined the BYC flock! [​IMG] Good luck finding your new girls!
     
  7. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2015
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    You could also check into any hatcheries if you do not mind shipped chicks. The only problem is that many hatcheries have slowed down or completely stopped hatching for the season. Good luck finding what you are looking for.
     

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